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1. Back up GMail itself using Got Your Back - this will make a complete backup of your GMail account, and restore the contents either to the original account or to another GMail account. It does not, however, backup Trash or Spam. Nor can you "restore" a GYB backup to an external email client - only to a GMail account.


http://code.google.com/p/got-your-back/


2. Download the contents of your GMail account to an email client of your choice over a POP connection. That will give you a copy on your hard disk of the contents of your account. However, every client uses its own proprietary way of storing email, and you can't just "restore" from one client to another. See the reference for the email clients you can use to do this: